Place: The Henry at the Cosmopolitan
Neighborhood: The Las Vegas Strip, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
The scoop: One of the few restaurants open for early brunch, The Henry is located at one of the Cosmopolitan’s main entrances. This makes for great people watching – i.e. girl stumbling home from all-nighter, carrying her heels and a half-empty cosmopolitan. If you are like me and travel to Vegas often for work, you want something that is convenient, well-priced and delicious, not to mention the Cosmopolitan is a gorgeous, fairly new hotel. The Henry always seems to be really busy in the morning, so the key is to get there before noon or you can also call ahead for a reservation, if you don’t want to wait for more than 15 minutes. The restaurant is very open with modern decor and black booth seating as well as bar seating if you are in a hurry to grab and go, like I was. It looks like an inviting restaurant. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The casino is right around the corner, so it’s nice to be able to forget about that for a moment.
Bottoms up: The Henry has all your important breakfast drinks.
Fresh squeezed OJ $4 / Served in a martini glass
Delightfully fresh tasting, but I would have to say the price was a little high for the small amount you received.
illy coffee $4
I was excited about the coffee until I started drinking it. It was really overpriced for a black coffee, and tasted bitter, which is not how I remember illy tasting.
Beam Me Up Scotty $12 / Van Gogh Dbl. Espresso, Tia Maria, espresso, cream vanilla syrup
When in Vegas, stick to liquor! All liquor drinks on their menu are reasonably priced for Vegas. We both had the Beam Me Up Scotty, which is a chocolate martini. If you like really sweet drinks with a hint of espresso, you will enjoy this. It had a great kick to it.
Chew on this:
Breakfast sandwich $11 / Griddled smoked ham & eggs, melted cheddar, griddled ciabatta bread
I know it’s pretty lame, but my co-worker and I both ate the same dish!! The ciabatta bread really set this sandwich apart from others that I have tried. The bread was light and fluffy and tasted incredibly fresh. The sever also mentioned that they receive fresh bread every morning from a local source. The sandwich was a little on the greasy side, so I would recommend subbing the cheddar out if you are concerned, but I figure most travelers in Vegas need a little grease in the morning after a long night! The sandwich was not too small, nor a huge portion which you normally need during a trip to Vegas.
Side note: The Henry’s signature dish, I found out after scarfing down the breakfast sandwich, is Short Rib Benedict. God only knows why I did not order this dish. It has everything you could possibly want – runny eggs (undercooked to perfection), short rib and hollandaise sauce on crispy potato cakes. I would die to go back and try this.
The final bite: If you are wrapping up your night or just starting out your day at one of the Strip’s hottest hotels, the Cosmopolitan, chances are The Henry will have what you are looking for. I recommend calling ahead to save yourself some waiting time. And if you taste the signature brunch dish, please let us know! A decent, well-priced brunch that isn’t a buffet can be hard to come by in Vegas, so take advantage.
Reviewed by: Erica